I went for a nice dog walk the other day at lunchtime, whilst Mrs Zoo Keeper was out with friends. Coco and I were having fun, throwing and fetching a stick (I’m not sure which one of us is the retriever) and I thought I’d take a couple of pictures on my phone to send on and show what a good time we were having:
We experienced a quite horrid incident yesterday, in Skegness on a day-trip, and it left us with quite a bitter taste in our mouths.
Whilst standing on a wide walkway, with Coco the dog sat next to me on her double lead, connected to her harness, a small child came straight up to her, put one hand under her snout and one hand at the side and started staring into her eyes. Even though Coco did not react, I pulled her lead backwards, put my hand between her and the child, and said to the child quite firmly: “No! You don’t go straight up to a dog and put your hands in its face, you could get bitten”. At this point, the “mother” came scuttling backwards, having walked on long before, having no idea where her child was or what it was doing, took the child away and started mouthing about us needing to keep control of our dog!
Nice and bright little unit, great for dark nights.
Inside the Amazon box, this item was was sealed in a branded plastic packet – definitely no waste packaging here. It had the batteries pre-installed, and it was prevented from powering on and wasting power by a clip between the two screw halves.
The perfect, healthy treat!
Owning a chocolate labrador like Coco means treats are a requirement. Everywhere.
If we go out, Coco gets one of these sticks. 100 sticks lasts a good while – maybe not quite three months, but well, she’s a lab! They’re not full of fat or colourings or other nasties – they’re just plain old, healthy, desirable rawhide.
So the other day was the Spring equinox. Depending on how you look at it, today is either the 3rd or the 4th day of Spring. Last year at this time, we were closing in on 19 or 20 Celsius. Today, it’s below freezing and I’m seeing snow drifts deeper than anything I’ve seen for the past thirty odd years, since I was a child.